GIS Technician II

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Posted
Jun 28, 2017
Closes
Jul 27, 2017
Function
Engineer, Civil, Other
Industry
Utilities
Hours
Full Time

Fairfax Water has an immediate opportunity for a GIS Technician II.

Under general supervision of the Supervisor, Technical Services, performs system mapping and data maintenance of public water facilities within an Enterprise Geographic Information System (GIS) environment.

Responsibilities:

Performs system mapping and data maintenance by:

  • Conducting peer reviews of system map updates performed by Technical Services staff.
  • Updating and maintaining water system maps utilizing the most recent version of ESRI ArcGIS software.
  • Updating and maintaining databases related to objects on the system maps.
  • Creating “as-built” drawings of existing water main valve locations.
  • Compiling information and preparing water system and pressure zone maps.

Performs other departmental related activities by:

  • Performing basic data and map queries to support analysis and preparing specialized maps utilizing general GIS functionality and tools.
  • Entering and updating subdivision tracking information into SAP as needed.
  • Creating Fire Hydrant functional location in SAP and updating attributes as required.
  • Responding to inquiries from the public regarding facility location maps and other related information.
  • Preparing estimates, visual aids, charts, and graphics for various presentations.
  • Performing records research to support special studies or analysis.
  • Support GPS data collection activities as needed.

Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Qualifications

  • Graduation from high school including or supplemented by courses in GIS, surveying, and technical mathematics used in civil engineering and a minimum of five year’s related experience in the mapping of linear utilities or other features, or any equivalent combination of education, experience and knowledge.
  • Working experience with ESRI ArcGIS within an enterprise versioned environment.
  • Good knowledge of civil engineering drafting methods, principles, and practices.
  • Good knowledge of personal computers with emphasis in Microsoft applications.
  • Ability to perform complex engineering and drafting computations and tasks and apply them within an Enterprise GIS environment.
  • Ability to read and interpret construction plans and specifications.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Must pass a controlled substance (drug) test for employment. 



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